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Electroengineering - Innovation - 13.07.2022
Future robots could ’see’ using new type of electronic skin
A new form of flexible photodetector could provide future robots with an electronic skin capable of 'seeing' light beyond the range of human vision. A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow are behind the breakthrough development, which involves a newly-developed method of printing microscale semiconductors made from gallium arsenide onto a flexible plastic surface.

Electroengineering - Physics - 22.06.2022
New Ultrathin Capacitor Could Enable Energy-Efficient Microchips
Scientists turn century-old material into a thin film for next-gen memory and logic devices Electron microscope images show the precise atom-by-atom structure of a barium titanate (BaTiO3) thin film sandwiched between layers of strontium ruthenate (SrRuO3) metal to make a tiny capacitor. (Credit: Lane Martin/Berkeley Lab) - By Rachel Berkowitz The silicon-based computer chips that power our modern devices require vast amounts of energy to operate.

Physics - Electroengineering - 17.06.2022
Boosting light power revolutionizes communications and autopilot
Boosting light power revolutionizes communications and autopilot
Scientists have built a compact waveguide amplifier by successfully incorporating rare-earth ions into integrated photonic circuits. The device produces record output power compared to commercial fiber amplifiers, a first in the development of integrated photonics over the last decades. Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) are devices that can provide gain to the optical signal power in optical fibers, often used in long-distance communication fiber optic cables and fiber-based lasers.

Electroengineering - 09.05.2022
Bright, stable, and easy to recycle lighting
A low-cost and easy-to-manufacture lighting technology can be made with light-emitting electrochemical cells. Such cells are thin-film electronic and ionic devices that generate light after a low voltage is applied. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Turin have now used extensive data analysis to create first-class electrochemical cells from copper complexes that emit blue and white light.

Health - Electroengineering - 09.05.2022
Multi-Tasking Wearable Continuously Monitors Glucose, Alcohol, and Lactate
Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you've had too much to drink, and track your muscle fatigue during a workout, all in one small device worn on your skin. Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a prototype of such a wearable that can continuously monitor several health stats—glucose, alcohol, and lactate levels—simultaneously in real-time.

Physics - Electroengineering - 14.04.2022
Silicon-carbide modulator overcomes decades long ’missing block’
A collaboration with Harvard University has led to the development of a new-generation electro-optic modulator that could stamp out its bulky predecessor through the creation of a smaller, stronger, cooler, faster and cost-effective on-chip system. The new modulator was made possible through the harnessing of a 'difficult' compound - silicon carbide.

Physics - Electroengineering - 14.04.2022
Graphene-hBN breakthrough to spur new LEDs, quantum computing
Study uncovers first method for producing high-quality, wafer-scale, single-layer hexagonal boron nitride In a discovery that could speed research into next-generation electronics and LED devices, a University of Michigan research team has developed the first reliable, scalable method for growing single layers of hexagonal boron nitride on graphene.

Electroengineering - 13.04.2022
Record Amounts of Zero-carbon Electricity Generation and Storage Now Seeking Grid Interconnection
Berkeley Lab-led study shows over 1,300 gigawatts of solar, storage, and wind in interconnection queues - an indicator of a major energy transition underway, even if most proposed projects will not be built New research from Berkeley Lab finds a large number of solar and wind energy projects seeking grid connection.

Physics - Electroengineering - 07.04.2022
Engineered crystals could help computers run on less power
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have created engineered crystal structures that display an unusual physical phenomenon known as negative capacitance. Incorporating this material into advanced silicon transistors could make computers more energy efficient. (UC Berkeley image by Ella Maru Studio) Computers may be growing smaller and more powerful, but they require a great deal of energy to operate.

Physics - Electroengineering - 24.03.2022
Scientists Uncover Surprising New Clues to Exotic Superconductors' Superpowers
Scientists Uncover Surprising New Clues to Exotic Superconductors’ Superpowers
Study leverages one of the most powerful magnets on Earth to probe a new model of a mysterious metal A research team has uncovered new clues into the exotic behavior of unconventional superconductors - devices that efficiently carry electrical current with zero resistance in ways that defy our previous understanding of physics.

Materials Science - Electroengineering - 14.03.2022
Scientists create new lead-free piezoelectric materials
Scientists create new lead-free piezoelectric materials
Researchers have discovered that gadolinium-doped cerium oxide, a compound they created in the lab, could be a promising alternative to certain piezoelectric materials: it has the same proprieties yet may be 100 times more effective. It's also lead-free, unlike the best piezoelectric materials, which means that it could be employed in bio-compatible medical applications.

Physics - Electroengineering - 03.03.2022
Waves on circular paths
Waves on circular paths
Just as electrons flow through an electrical conductor, magnetic excitations can travel through certain materials. Such excitations, known in physics as "magnons" in analogy to the electron, could transport information much more easily than electrical conductors. An international research team has now made an important discovery on the road to such components, which could be highly energy-efficient and considerably smaller.

Physics - Electroengineering - 11.02.2022
Kagome Metals Baffle Science
Kagome Metals Baffle Science
Toward a new kind of superconductivity: An international team of physicists finds joint appearance of intricate quantum phenomena. Toward a new kind of superconductivity: In the past four years scientists have discovered metals whose crystal structure mimics that of a traditional Japanese woven bamboo pattern: kagome metals.

Physics - Electroengineering - 20.01.2022
Quantum tech: Semiconductor 'flipped' to insulator above room temp
Quantum tech: Semiconductor ’flipped’ to insulator above room temp
A semiconducting material that performed a quantum "flip” from a conductor to an insulator above room temperature has been developed at the University of Michigan. It potentially brings the world closer to a new generation of quantum devices and ultra-efficient electronics. Observed in two-dimensional layers of tantalum sulfide only a single atom thick, the exotic electronic structure that supported this quantum flip was previously only stable at ultra-cold temperatures of -100 degrees Fahrenheit.